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post #161 of 521
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aweyn~ When I was growing up, my dad (hunter safety teacher) taught us about guns and that they are not toys. We were allowed to have toy guns, but the moment we pointed them at a person, it was taken away. He taught us to treat guns with respect, to act as if even a toy gun is real and keep it pointed in a safe direction, to never point it at anything you don't want to shoot and kill. I don't know how old your ds is, but maybe explaining to him what guns are for, and that they need to be respected or people can get really hurt, would help? I know that I grew up in a house with LOTS of guns, of many shapes and sizes, but my sisters and I would NEVER play with them or touch them without my dad right there. We have great respect for them. Just my little 2 cents! ;)



Myself, I hate guns-- but this is fantastic advice, and I know that they have their place. I don't have to like them. I do *hugely* understand respect for any weapon, though. I have a friend from high school that is a gun collector. He's really, really into guns. Was when he was a kid. He played with toy ones, but the minute he was allowed to start using real ones, all the toy ones were taken away, forever.

M's brother is also really into guns. He has I think at least a hundred of them, or some abominably large number. He doesn't have kids, though, so I doubt ds will ever spend any time there until he's way, way older!

 

We're snowed in-- well, not really; I could get out today if I had to. We're expecting another huge storm tonight. DS has his BFF here and I have to take her back to her mama just before 3pm. I was going to take them to church, but I am loving this hibernating weather and am not going out under pain of death lol.gif This is the kind of weather that, if I were a knitter, that's what I'd be doing. As it is, I have to force my dang self off of the internet and get some chores done. I got the tree undecorated, and the other decorations put up, but I need to take the tree itself down and put it away. Sent ds and bff out to play in the snow. The little girl puts up such a fuss to go outside! Weird-- her mama says it's all she can do to keep her IN, at her own house. They live in a trailer park where there's next to nowhere to play. I live in a house with a yard that has woods behind it and an empty field next door-- you'd think she'd be chomping at the bit to go out, here. I promised them both cocoa with a candy-cane stirrer for when they come in. Yep, I'm not above bribery. Plus I'm the mom and I said You Will Go Out for at least a half hour. They're having a blast, of course winky.gif

post #162 of 521

thank you both, for those thoughts. nothing newer than my latest fb post (or my last reply in my first post about it, has the statuses of the people we know). i'm off to make a lasagna now, for my mom (who does NOT cook), to take over to her friend's house. so, i'm cooking. with as much love and peace as i can muster.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox

post #163 of 521
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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

Hum... today, I've been a mother for 20 years! Yep! 20 years!!! Almost unbelievable! lol.gif

 

Happy birthing day to you and happy birthday to your DD:)

 

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We had a good foot of snowfall last night and still falling.

 

I hope the wii wars are going well, redveg.


 

We had some snow too but I have to say we hardly have any snow on the ground.  Normally we would have several feet now but almost nothing. I am ok with that:)

 

The wii wars, I lost but it was great fun.

 

 

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i know we're not supposed to post about news, but if anyone has any spare candles or prayers or vibes for the state of arizona, we'd really appreciate it right now.



My thoughts and prayers and candles lit.  What a horrible thing.



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Originally Posted by redveg View PostOn my agenda, my DD invited some friends over so we are going to have wii wars!!!  A group of teens against the old folks!

That sounds like so much fun. I never play my mom's Wii, but my ds is always begging for it when we go there. He loves it. My mom and I just are not the active sorts, but maybe I'll suggest it next time we go. Family fun, whee!

 


 

It's great exercise and a lot of fun.



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Returning to the thread (and MDC) after a bit of a break. Don't know who all remembers me. Maggie, mother of 5 little girls from So Cal. :)

 

Hey everyone! I see some familiar faces! <3



 

Welcome back:)
 

post #164 of 521
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Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85 View Post

aweyn~ When I was growing up, my dad (hunter safety teacher) taught us about guns and that they are not toys. We were allowed to have toy guns, but the moment we pointed them at a person, it was taken away. He taught us to treat guns with respect, to act as if even a toy gun is real and keep it pointed in a safe direction, to never point it at anything you don't want to shoot and kill. I don't know how old your ds is, but maybe explaining to him what guns are for, and that they need to be respected or people can get really hurt, would help? I know that I grew up in a house with LOTS of guns, of many shapes and sizes, but my sisters and I would NEVER play with them or touch them without my dad right there. We have great respect for them. Just my little 2 cents! ;)


I think this is a very healthy approach. Thanks for sharing! 

 

Aweyn~ I am so sorry you are going through this right now. Love and light to you and yours and of course to Arizona right now. Such an unspeakable tragedy. 

post #165 of 521

Happy Birthday and Birth-Day to all of the mamas and there little ones! (even if they aren't so little anymore ;))

 

Sorry, I'm getting caught up :D

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UnschoolnMa- You need to update us on stuff- we have missed you! I was brendon before I changed my name. *hi* Glad to see you back!

Well, it was a busy crazy 2 yrs there that I took a bit of a break from the boards, from just about everything. Nasty divorce and lots of life changes. I have survived though! :) I went to college for a couple of terms and that was interesting, but it wasn't the right path for me educationally and otherwise. It was a community college, but my heart is elsewhere. In something arty, crafty, specialized. Not sure yet.

 

Kids are 19 and 17 now, and they have an apartment. I lost the house in the divorce. I am happy to be rid of it, and losing it has caused me to realize I don't want another one. Not like that anyway. Bf and I are in a motorhome at the moment, but we intend to build a "tiny house". So cool.

 

post #167 of 521
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post

~*~*~*~*~*~ and now, on a different note, because i need some balance! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

 

bluets, thank you for passing on your assignments!! ;-) i will add that book to my list. :-)

as for office energy..... i adore my salt lamps. absolutely adore them. 

and, your ds sounds so like mine. :-) maybe we should get them together and they can color star wars pictures (is your ds up for some lightsaber battles?) and you and i can do some crafting. ;-)

 

that would be a LONG drive for a playdate!  ds has one of those icky plastic light sabers, but he was more enamored with it before dh put the batteries in.  with the batteries, he prefers the nerf blaster.  we scavenged a face mask from the laboratory "free for the taking" pile so he has this welding-style helmet-mask thing that he wears BACKWARDS, resembling the helmet of the star wars rebels.  he's got elmo wrist protectors from a roller skate set that he used to wear, with some cardboard tubes inserted along side the protectors so that he could have the armor of the clone troopers.  crazy creative kid.

 

aubergine, you know i already have make-your-own-tarot on my list..... if people wanted, we could do a mini-spring-camp. i'd want to do it before TM time, because i'm going to really push myself to do my "map" as cards this year. :-)

 

as for mimulus, well, i might go thru my whole stock bottle with the horrific events of yesterday, but it has really helped me with my life-long fear of the dark and things that lurk therein. i've loved almost all the flowers i've worked with so far, but to me, mimulus has been the most powerful. 

 

acne~ one of the 7 herbs he mentions for acne. but i dont remember which one..... ?? i can look it up. just have to get up out of bed.... yeah, i'll look later. ;-)

if gut cells and skin cells are made of the same stuff, and my skin is in amazing shape, but my gut is not................. what does this tell us??? (other than that which we already know, that i hold all my emotions in my belly................)

 

yeah that!  but beware, i bet once you start releasing stuff, you'll start going through a healing crisis with a skin release of some sort involved.

 

re: gut healing~ aubergine, i've been making this amazing tea. i can find the list of what's in it and post. chamomile, peppermint, calendula, and something else..... and there's something else that's supposed to be in it, but i cant find.... hmmm. i need a hfs outting. maybe today. i need some extra FE help to calm the... whatever this is i'm feeling. <dizzy>

 

seasonal nature things~ i've been focusing on (you will all gasp with surprise) botanicals. so right now we have paperwhites and cuttings from a green shrub in the garden. of course i will now want to sew some blue birds to add.... though they wont stay on a shelf, they will get played with, on the floor.... lol. 

 

val~ hope you had a wonderful celebration! xoxoxox

 

and, now on a more..... serious note.... i'm not going to freak, and i know this is normal, i'm sure... but in the aftermath of yesterday, ds developed a somewhat frenetic need to play with "guns". he took one of his toy power tool drills and said "this is a gun"... and started running around the house yelling the bad guys are coming, run! dh and i were really open, and yet trying not to overreact, with everything that happened yesterday, but it's hard not to freak when you get text messages about someone you know having been shot, and well, the kid hears, and wants to know "what happens when you get shot?" some amazing conversations happened yesterday, many i didnt have answers for. i'm trying, but i feel like i need some back up. i'm also remembering that when i was his age, i was at an event that was open fired on. no one was hurt, but yesterday did trigger something in me. any advice? 


i put guns into their more appropriate use of hunting - when you actually intend to eat the game that you harvest.  ds has a nerf gun (and so does dh) - they actually have pretty strict self-imposed rules about target practice and where they're allowed to aim. when one violates the rules, that's it - no more target practice.  dh does have a hand gun (his way of preparing for the end of life as we know it) but he grew up in rural WV and had gun safety taught at a very early age.  so, though ds is aware at some level that there is a gun in the house, he doesn't know where it is, he can't open the safe (it's tied to fingerprints and a combination), nor does he know where the ammunition is.  actually, i don't think i know where the ammo is, nor do i know how to open the safe - i'd rather run for the cast iron frying pan if i need a weapon.  i grew up pretty ignorant about guns so i really don't like having it in the house nor do i enjoy having dh's grandpa show off his collection every time we visit, but i do feel i should respect their culture and traditions given that they are as safe about it as one possibly can be.

 

as for the question of "what happens when you get shot?" - i am pretty blunt in my response - you can die or get hurt very very badly.  

post #168 of 521
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thank you both, for those thoughts. nothing newer than my latest fb post (or my last reply in my first post about it, has the statuses of the people we know). i'm off to make a lasagna now, for my mom (who does NOT cook), to take over to her friend's house. so, i'm cooking. with as much love and peace as i can muster.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox

 

Aweyn!! Did you know you can make one really easily, without cooking the noodles first? If you get this in time, PM me or call and I will tell you how! UBER easy!

 

That's a fantastic idea, btw orngbiggrin.gif

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aweynsayl: ((hug)) i can hardly even being to process what happened yesterday. 

 

when ds#2 was born it was just after 9/11 and there was that.. what sort of world am i bring this kid into? and now it is the same sort of thing.. what is going on out there? i feel so protected in my little circles that i move around in and i sort of forget that the whole wide world doesn't think like i do and live like i do and there are really crazy hurtful people out there. and it isn't just the guy who did the act, it is so many who are just so nasty and hateful. i sit at home trying hard to muster up peaceful thoughts and cook with intention help those who need it and then it seems like what does it all matter? but it does, i know that. 

 

anyway... must go off and be with the kids and dh, and focus on peace and love and a healthy baby.

 

h

post #170 of 521

the weather is predicted to start here in a few hours, expecting 3-5 inches of snow, and ice. Yay. Feeling under prepared.....and hoping the power doesn't go out. It's days like this that I wish we had a fireplace. As luck would have it we are the only house on the street without one. Yay.

 

Well, not much else going on! Back to my exam!

post #171 of 521
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the weather is predicted to start here in a few hours, expecting 3-5 inches of snow, and ice. Yay. Feeling under prepared.....and hoping the power doesn't go out. It's days like this that I wish we had a fireplace. As luck would have it we are the only house on the street without one. Yay.

 

Well, not much else going on! Back to my exam!


Where are you? I'm in Western NC and we're supposed to get hit soon, too. I have water and food and two small propane thingies, and a french press lol.gif (oh the priorities)!! But no heat except for electric. At least you could go to a neighbor. I can't. I don't know them, and I would have to really pay attention to smoke in the sky to see if they have chimneys. But we have plenty of blankets and clothes in case. Humans have lived forever without heat-- surely we can manage for a couple of days if we had to.

post #172 of 521

thank you all, once more, for the replies. lots of good thoughts on guns. i know i'll be coming back and re-reading your replies as the fog clears.... right now, i just want to crawl into my computer and hug you all. :-)

 

maia, i used "no boil" noodles... is that what you mean, or do you have a super fancy method? i *tried* to make it with love, but i was still shaking so bad.....

 

mom and ds and i went out this morning, first for coffee (which helped. normalcy helps!), then to the cemetary to leave roses in honor of what would have been my grandfather's 99th birthday. then we took a potted plant to the shrine that is forming at gabby's office. that really helped. both those things really helped. balance, activity.... anyhow. dh is involved with a prayer service tonight. DOING things helps. i'm afraid i'm going to run out, and that will be bad.... so i think i should bake something. what's appropriate? cookes or cake seems inappropriate. maybe some pumpkin bread?

 

bluets, yeah, it would be a long drive for a playdate. sigh. i wish we had a magical pagan thread play land we could all transport to on a regular basis. i love your ds's creative use of things. mine's like that, too.... only he really wants me to make stuffed lightsabers (like stuffed animals). gotta get to the craft store. so... skin something will come up for me, you think? when i "get" at the bottom issue, so to speak? it's funny. i had a lot of really strange skin issues as a kid. but my skin has been really great lately. even my eternal heel cracks are healing.....

 

AB~ i'm lol-ing at "the weather is predicted to start" lurve it. :-)

 

i feel like i'm blabeling a lot.... but i also know it's helping. so, thanks.

xoxoxoxox

post #173 of 521

Aweyn-I think what you are doing is very helpful! Thinking of you!

Praying for the families!

 

I made a Brigid for my altar. If I can find the camera, I will take pictures. I may take some with my phone and put them on facebook.

post #174 of 521
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post

thank you all, once more, for the replies. lots of good thoughts on guns. i know i'll be coming back and re-reading your replies as the fog clears.... right now, i just want to crawl into my computer and hug you all. :-)

 

maia, i used "no boil" noodles... is that what you mean, or do you have a super fancy method? i *tried* to make it with love, but i was still shaking so bad.....

 

mom and ds and i went out this morning, first for coffee (which helped. normalcy helps!), then to the cemetary to leave roses in honor of what would have been my grandfather's 99th birthday. then we took a potted plant to the shrine that is forming at gabby's office. that really helped. both those things really helped. balance, activity.... anyhow. dh is involved with a prayer service tonight. DOING things helps. i'm afraid i'm going to run out, and that will be bad.... so i think i should bake something. what's appropriate? cookes or cake seems inappropriate. maybe some pumpkin bread?

 

bluets, yeah, it would be a long drive for a playdate. sigh. i wish we had a magical pagan thread play land we could all transport to on a regular basis. i love your ds's creative use of things. mine's like that, too.... only he really wants me to make stuffed lightsabers (like stuffed animals). gotta get to the craft store. so... skin something will come up for me, you think? when i "get" at the bottom issue, so to speak? it's funny. i had a lot of really strange skin issues as a kid. but my skin has been really great lately. even my eternal heel cracks are healing.....

 

AB~ i'm lol-ing at "the weather is predicted to start" lurve it. :-)

 

i feel like i'm blabeling a lot.... but i also know it's helping. so, thanks.

xoxoxoxox


If cookies and cake feel inappropriate, then they are  (personally - I find them soothing... actually any baked good is soothing IMO)  Whatever you choose, its going to be infused with the intention of healing, comfort and support which is the best thing hands down.  Do you feel like making a soup or feeding the freezer with meals? I would totally understand though if the idea of going to grocery store is "off limits" right now too.

 

Are you taking care of yourself? Drinking enough water? Eating a bit?  *hugs* to you and your family right now... 

post #175 of 521
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postmaia, i used "no boil" noodles... is that what you mean, or do you have a super fancy method? i *tried* to make it with love, but i was still shaking so bad.....

"No boil" noodles? headscratch.gif What are those? I just use regular ones. I called and left you a voicemail, but what you do is just cook the filling ingredients however you like, then layer the lasagne with raw noodles. Cover with foil, bake for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for 15 more. I bake everything at like 350 or 400, so whatever lol.gif But yeah, it comes out just fine.


 

post #176 of 521

Guns - DH is a law enforcement park ranger.  2 guns (shotgun & handgun) come and go with him 5 days a week.  He also has a 2 hunting rifle (moose/caribou sized & small game size).  Since the age of crawling, we've had very frequent conversations that

1) kids do not to touch guns;

2) nobody ever ever touches a gun in a holster or duty belt;

3) guns are tools, like hammers, screwdrivers, knives, axes etc.

4) sometimes we use the wrong tool for a job (we don't use a hammer to chop carrots; we don't chop wood with a paintbrush; we don't use guns (point or shoot) because we are mad at somebody)

5) Sometimes people tools like guns to hurt people.  Some people are protectors (police, etc) and try and stop these people.  Protectors might have to use tools, sometimes their guns if they no other choices.

 

 

Side Note: Amazing how many adults try and touch DH's gun on his duty belt.  This is a very good way to get 'forced' to the ground.  Why do people think they can touch something another person is wearing?

post #177 of 521

No boil noodles- lasagna noodles you don't have to cook first.  You just layer them in straight from the box and they cook in place.  Now if only they came in gluten free!

 

Craziness- there was an accident a few miles from our home last night around midnight.  It was pretty bad.  And it took out power till a few minutes shy of 2pm.  Cold and dark and no water for flushing the toilet.  It wasn't too bad since we do have a small propane space heater and we went into town for errands and ICAN but it was still uncomfy.

 

Aweyn- big hugs and love to you and yours.

 

More blood work tomorrow afternoon... wish me luck!  Living in limbo is no fun.

 

Maggie!  Heyla!  Good to 'see' you again!  :)

 

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postmaia, i used "no boil" noodles... is that what you mean, or do you have a super fancy method? i *tried* to make it with love, but i was still shaking so bad.....

"No boil" noodles? headscratch.gif What are those? I just use regular ones. I called and left you a voicemail, but what you do is just cook the filling ingredients however you like, then layer the lasagne with raw noodles. Cover with foil, bake for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for 15 more. I bake everything at like 350 or 400, so whatever lol.gif But yeah, it comes out just fine.


 

I just last week made a lasagna in the crockpot and it was super easy and yummy:)   Used no boil noodles.
 

 



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Guns - DH is a law enforcement 


Mine too and we have had many conversations with my children about guns. 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning all:)

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  The weather here is getting a bit wild.  I have noticed this winter there is not a lot of snow but very cold temps and windy!!  This morning I am recovering from the kids getting ready for school, man they woke up cranky.  I am tired from trying to navigate conversations without getting in yelling matches this morning. 

 

Hope everyone has a good Monday morning:)

post #179 of 521
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More blood work tomorrow afternoon... wish me luck!  Living in limbo is no fun.



Thinking about you, hope all goes well.

post #180 of 521

Morning lovelies! Hope you all had a good weekend.

 

I'm feeling pretty low today. Feeling very much alone and need of a hug!  Off to work!

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